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The British Blonde Society will be holding the following sales throughout 2017.



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H&H Carlisle saturday 13th May Sale 2017
written by H&H Carlisle

 
The Supreme Champion Drumraymond Mr Mole secured the top price of 5,500gns at the Blonde Society’s spring show and sale held at Carlisle on Saturday. Consigned by Northern Ireland breeders Messrs Griffin of Co.Antrim, Mr Mole, a son Ballygowan Noble and out of a Blackwater Ainsley bred mother, is no stranger to the show ring as he won the Supreme Blonde Champion title at the NI Beef Expo Calf Fair in November 2016. He was purchased by local Cumbrian breeder Mike Harrison for his Shapfell herd.
The next best bull also came from Northern Ireland when Norman McKnight’s Silverwood Luke sold for 3000gns. This October 2015 born son of Ardmore Gargoyle had won 2nd prize in his class at the pre-sale show and went on to be purchased by local breeders D & SM Bradley for their Banks herd based near Brampton.
Selling for 2700gns was Hallfield Manuel from P Weightman & Sons. Sired by Blackwater Ainsley and out of a homebred Doncombe Ayers Rock daughter this January 2016 born bull was bought by WCG Holding Settlement from Cleator, Cumbria.
The second entry from the Silverwood stable went for 2600gns. Silverwood Murry, the young bull entry in the sale, is another son of Ardmore Gargoyle and out of the homebred cow, Irish. Murry collected the 2nd prize rosette in his class and was purchased by JF Bowe & Sons, Calvo, Silloth.
The Reserve Supreme award went to the Female Champion of the day, Shapfell La Kinkyboots, shown by Mike Harrison of Shap, Penrith. The 22 month old maiden heifer is sired by Applecroft Earl and is out of Barningham Delilah. She was sold to Messrs Scott of Orkney.
Mike Harrison was responsible for the top 3 females all of which were maiden heifers. The next best at 2500gns was Shapfell La Kit-Kat who was also sired by Applecroft Earl and this time out of the Ark Diego daughter Shapfell Hi-Ho. She was purchased by Alison Ellwood for her Ulverston based Harmony herd.
The Reserve Female Champion, Shapfell Lady Karrie-Ann, was sold for 2400gns to BT Atkinson also from Ulverston, Cumbria. Lady Karrie-Ann was sired by Hilltop Giles and out of a Hallfield Roly Poly sired dam.
 
Averages – 6 bulls £3302.43, 4 females £2520.00

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The Royal Balmoral Show 2017

Shanvalley Blondes take champion and reserve at The Royal Balmoral show with Shanvalley Jagger sired by Seaview Barney exhibited and bred by Savage Brothers & Son lifting the BOCM Silcock challenge cup for Blonde champion having won the Drumraymond Blonde perpetual cup for senior bull as well as the Jeremy Paynter challenge cup for best Exhibitor bred Blonde.
Standing reserve was full sister to the champion Shanvalley Lucy taking the reserve ribbons and the Andrews Perpetual challenge cup for Best  senior heifer as well as the Wilson perpetual shield for reserve champion.


Shanvalley didn't stop there, they picked up the Saville Tractors trophy for the pair of British Blondes with Shanvalley Lucy and her stablemate Shanvalley Lollypop sired by Shanvalley Fighter.
The Gary Morgan Memorial Perpetual Challenge cup for Best junior cow went to Ivaniskey Juliet sired by Bridge Elmo from I & R McElroy and son.
Budore Lyn sired by Budore Harvey bred and exhibited by the McGarry family won the  Hillhead Trophy for Best Intermediate heifer.
Gledney Keva sired by Drumraymond  Grafter bred and exhibited by Mark Savage lifted the DSB Farm supplies Perpetual  trophy for Best junior bull.
Lifting the MR Rodgers perpetual trophy for the best junior bull and won the ribbons for junior champion was Hillhead Mario from Rodgers livestock.

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Judge Pip Rodgers congratulated the members for their commitment to showing and congratulated the members on the quality of the stock put before him.
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BLONDES PEAK AT OVER 4,000gns AT WORCESTER BUT FEMALES STEAL THE SHOW

Written by Clive Roads, McCartneys.
The British Blonde Cattle Society’s Annual Spring Show and Sale at Worcester again attracted a strong entry well complimented by a capacity crowd of buyers and onlookers.  Brisk bidding culminated in a top price of 4,050gns for the First, Male and Overall Supreme Champion “Hackleton Legend” a 22 month old ET son of ‘Hackleton Vixen’, a twice winner of the Society’s National Show and winner of the Interbreed Championship at the Royal Three Counties Show, consigned by Hackleton Farms Ltd., Northants and secured by G. Collins Farms, Gore Cross, Wiltshire. The successful purchasers were strong bidders at the sale taking a total of 9 bulls for use on their Blonde suckler herd that run on Salisbury Plain. Amongst those purchases were ‘Kinaston Lustful’ a 2 year old homebred son of ‘Kinaston Idris’ from Roy Kinnish’s Shropshire based herd at 3,550gns and the Second and Reserve Senior Male Champion ‘Fronfedw Luther’ a son of Eilean Fergus at 3,000gns from RG Davies, Lampeter, Ceredigion.
Messrs Davies enjoyed a keen following for all their bulls, the consignment peaking at 3,600gns also for an ‘Eilean Fergus’ son taken by G. Williams, Newport, Gwent and another Fergus son ‘Fronfedw Lightning’ a third prize winner at 3,400gns to T Beckingham, Chesterfield, Derbyshire.  
A single entry from Stephen Pegington, Usk, provided a worthwhile trip when his second prize winner ‘Nantygelli Leonardo’ levelled at 3,200gns to P Kingdon & Sons, Newquay, Cornwall.  First time Vendor at the sale Philip Parry, Brecon enjoyed success in the pre-sale show taking  
First and Senior Male Champion for this ‘Anod Lloyd’ bull by the Royal Welsh Champion ‘Fronfedw Darius’ and secured at 3,150gns by WJ Hicks, Padstow, Cornwall.
A strong Female entry in terms of quality was suitably rewarded by a keen and competitive following of spirited buyers peaking at 2,450gns for ‘Merryhill Laura’, an in calf heifer from Mervyn Thomas, Abbeydore, Hereford she had won First, Female and Reserve Overall Supreme

Carlisle February Spring Show and Sale 2017

James & Peter Weightman’s Hallfield herd secured the leading price of 8000gns at the early Blonde Society spring show and sale held at Carlisle today with their Junior, Overall Male and Supreme Champion bull entry Hallfield Lincoln. This May 2015 born son of Hilltop Hector and out of a Blackwater Ainsley bred mother was purchased by Keith Eunson from Deerness, Orkney.
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Hallfield Lincoln
Following at 5800gns was another entry from the Hallfield pen, this time Hallfield Lewis, a son of the herds main sire Blackwater Ainsley. Lewis was bought by J & K Metcalf & Son of Richmond, N.Yorkshire.

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Shanvalley Leman, Senior Champion ReserveOverall  Hallfield Lewis sold for 5800gns Shanvalley Lacey sold for 3600gns Female Champion

The top price female came from the Northern Ireland based Savage Bros. The July 2015 born maiden heifer, Shanvalley Latoya is by Abricot and out of the prolific herd show winner Shanvalley Hoshi. Latoya won 2nd prize and Reserve Female Champion at the pre-sale show and was purchased for 3800gns by noted buyer W Hall from Stranraer.
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Averages Bulls £4050 Females £3019
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Thanks to and report by H & H
Thank you to our sponsors H&H Insurance
Thank you for the photographs Robert Smith

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About Blonde

The Blonde d'Aquitaine breed has been established in the UK for over 40 years and continues to gain much respect from commercial farmers be they suckler producers or dairy men.

The breeds principal attributes are ease of calving and excellent growth rates, terminating in a carcase with a very high killing out percentage and an exceptionally high ratio of lean meat to bone.

The breed is widely distributed throughout the UK and Northern Ireland and thrives well in both the harsher climes of the north and the sunnier south.

The society was founded in 1971 to improve and promote the British Breed.

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